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Vera Farmiga Checks into A&E’s Bates Motel

27 August 2012 8:38 PM, PDT | Beyond Hollywood | See recent Beyond Hollywood news »

Before she became a big-time movie star in films like “The Departed” and “Safe House”, Vera Farmiga spent her fair share of time on TV. Most people won’t remember this, but she was the female lead in the U.S. version of “Touching Evil”, which co-starred “Burn Notice’s” Jeffrey Donovan before both of them made it big. She went on to join the NBC action show “Uc: Undercover”, another personal favorite of mind that got the shaft. I guess both her shows getting canceled was the best thing to ever happened to Farmiga, who went on to the movies. She even recently made her directorial debut on the indie drama “Higher Ground”. But it appears Farmiga is missing TV, because she’s now signed to return to TVland as the female lead in A&E’s original TV series “Bates Motel”, the cable net’s prequel series to »

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Vera Farmiga Will Play Norman Bates' Mother on A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel 'Bates Motel'

27 August 2012 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga will be returning to the small screen, where in the past she's starred in USA Network procedural "Touching Evil," NBC action series "Uc: Undercover" and Fox fantasy show "Roar" (alongside a young Heath Ledger), to play the pre-mummified Mrs. Norma Bates, mother of Norman, in A&E's "Bates Motel." Announced last month, "Bates Motel" got a straight-to-series order from A&E for a project that will serve as a prequel to the story told in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," one that will explore that dysfunctional relationship between Norman and his mother that resulted in the twisted killer moviegoers know so well. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Farmiga will play Norma Louise Bates, described as a complicated, passionate and compelling woman who's a smart, multidimensional character always capable of surprising people. "Bates Motel," which is...

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Vera Farmiga Will Play Norman Bates' Mother on A&E's 'Psycho' Prequel 'Bates Motel'

27 August 2012 12:25 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga will be returning to the small screen, where in the past she's starred in USA Network procedural "Touching Evil," NBC action series "Uc: Undercover" and Fox fantasy show "Roar" (alongside a young Heath Ledger), to play the pre-mummified Mrs. Norma Bates, mother of Norman, in A&E's "Bates Motel." Announced last month, "Bates Motel" got a straight-to-series order from A&E for a project that will serve as a prequel to the story told in Alfred Hitchcock's "Psycho," one that will explore that dysfunctional relationship between Norman and his mother that resulted in the twisted killer moviegoers know so well. According to the Hollywood Reporter: Farmiga will play Norma Louise Bates, described as a complicated, passionate and compelling woman who's a smart, multidimensional character always capable of surprising people. "Bates Motel," which is »

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Vera Farmiga To Star In A&E’s ‘Psycho’ Prequel Series ‘Bates Motel’ As Norma Bates

27 August 2012 11:00 AM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

In her return to television, Vera Farmiga is set for the plum female lead in A&E’s upcoming series Bates Motel, which serves as a prequel to Alfred Hitchcock horror classic Psycho and examines the twisted relationship between serial killer-to-be Norman Bates and his mother Norma. Farmiga will play Norma Louise Bates who is described as passionate, and compelling, a smart, multidimensional character who is always capable of surprising us. The Universal TV-produced Bates Motel has a 10-episode straight-to-series order for a 2013 premiere. Former Lost co-showrunner Carlton Cuse and Kerry Ehrin (Parenthood)  serve as writers-executive producers. “We are delighted to welcome Vera Farmiga to Bates Motel,” Cuse said. “She is a phenomenal talent who has demonstrated incredible range and intelligence in a number of landmark film roles, and we couldn’t be more excited to have her join our project.” Bates Motel had been developed as a miniseries when »

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